la pointe: 405 Woods Edge Trail, LaPointe WI - Offered by Madeline Island Realty - 05/28/18 12:02 PM
 
 
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la pointe: With Vacation Homes, Expect Time on Market to be Longer - 03/13/16 11:17 PM
With Vacation Homes, Expect Time on Market to be Longer
 
Every so often, a prospective buyer points to the "Days on Market" number on the MLS data sheet and asks, "why has this property been on the market for such a long time?"  I believe that many of these would-be buyers are looking for another way to ask, "what's wrong with this house?"
 
But market times can be much longer in a vacation home/recreational area, particularly when tourist activity is unquestionably seasonal. With few exceptions, in our Apostle Islands real estate market (in northwest Wisconsin), our tourist season is six months long, with the remaining winter months … (4 comments)

la pointe: New Madeline Island Waterfront Listing: 741 Main St, LaPointe WI 54850 - 01/20/13 11:26 PM
 
New Madeline Island Waterfront Listing: 741 Main St, LaPointe WI 54850
This superb architect-designed waterfront home on the bay is part of the original site of old LaPointe as it existed over one hundred years ago.  Homes like these seldom reach the market on Madeline Island, as the majority of such prime homes stay "in the family" when the property changes hands. 
Close to the business district of LaPointe, yet in a prime residential setting, this showcase home  features an impressive large dock and pristine sand beach, with “crow’s nest” views of the bay between Madeline Island and the Wisconsin mainland
Island summer residents and … (1 comments)

la pointe: SOLD - 2865 North Shore Road, LaPointe WI 54850 - Buyer Procured by Madeline Island Realty - 01/31/12 05:24 PM
 
SOLD - 2865 North Shore Road, LaPointe WI 54850 - Buyer Procured by Madeline Island Realty
 
We're proud to announce that we have an accepted offer on our Madeline Island listing at 2865 North Shore Road.  This unique accessible home happens to be one of our most photogenic listings and we had fun photographing it! 
 
 
The home has numerous luxury features and it shows like a fine home you'd find anywhere in the country.  Yet the price will surprise you, especially once you notice the superb construction quality and amenities inside.
The kitchen is a cook's dream, with SubZero refrigerator freezer, … (0 comments)

la pointe: Buyers Are Using Google Street Views to Preview Madeline Island Homes - 01/29/12 11:10 AM
 
Buyers Are Using Google Street Views to Preview Madeline Island Homes
 
Many prospective buyers may not realize that they can get a street view of Madeline Island homes for sale (or many property listings across the United States) simply by using Google Maps with Street View.
 

 
You'll need to create a Gmail account, of course.  And you can set up Google Maps once you've done that.  Not all properties will have street views available.  But it makes sense to search Google Street View before you drive three or four hours to look at properties in a vacation destination area like ours.
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la pointe: Breast Cancer Recovery Offers Breast Cancer Recovery Retreats on Madeline Island - 01/21/12 02:02 PM
 
Breast Cancer Recovery Offers Breast Cancer Recovery Retreats on Madeline Island
 
An organization located in Madison, Wisconsin is offering summer retreats for women breast cancer survivors on Madeline Island and in Door County, the Wisconsin Dells and in Eagle River.
Breast Cancer Recovery is hosting two "Infinite Boundaries" survivor retreats for women on Madeline Island this summer.  The first 2012 Madeline Island survivor retreat will take place on the Island July 19-22 and the second will be July 26 through 29.
The mission of Breast Cancer Recovery is to "provide environments for women breast cancer survivors to heal emotionally".
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la pointe: Search Facebook for a Real Estate Agent in La Pointe, WI - 01/16/12 04:57 PM
 
Search Facebook for a Real Estate Agent in La Pointe, WI
 
Looking for a Madeline Island real estate agent?  Search on Facebook by clicking here.
You'll see a page that reads "Real Estate Agent Directory - FIND AN AGENT"
Below that, you'll see "Find and connect with Agents".
Enter "La Pointe, WI" in the box that reads "What area are you searching?"  Or enter 54850 (which is the zip code for La Pointe, Wisconsin/Madeline Island).  Then, click on "Find Agents".
 
Here's what you'll see:
 

 
 
Madeline Island Realty is the only real estate brokerage which appears … (5 comments)

la pointe: Why We List our Madeline Island Properties for Sale on NorthstarMLS in Minnesota and Wisconsin - 12/18/11 11:07 AM
 
Why We List our Madeline Island Properties for Sale on NorthstarMLS in Minnesota and Wisconsin
 
Every so often, someone asks me why Madeline Island Realty lists our properties for sale on NorthstarMLS in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, rather than on either SAAR (Superior, Wisconsin MLS) or on Northwest Wisconsin MLS (in Eau Claire, Wisconsin).
In 2001, when we first opened our Madeline Island Realty office in La Pointe, no one on the Island was participating in a Multiple Listing Service.  In fact, when we joined Northwest Wisconsin MLS, our competitors were laughing about it.  That situation gradually changed, particularly after those local agents discovered … (3 comments)

la pointe: 2865 North Shore Road, La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Wheelchair Accessible Home - Listed by Broker Eric Kodner, Madeline Island Realty - 12/04/11 03:48 PM
 
2865 North Shore Road, La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Wheelchair Accessible Home - Listed by Broker Eric Kodner, Madeline Island Realty
 
Luxurious one-level home on Madeline Island offers more features than you’d typically see in many Island homes. Situated on North Shore Road, north of Benjamin Boulevard, the three bedroom dwelling features in-floor heat, large pantry, center island kitchen with Wolf gas range, Subzero refrigerator/freezer, double ovens and bake center with its own Italian marble surface, ample master bedroom with large and luxuriously-appointed bath, eye-catching “display loft” in foyer, stone pavers in driveway and much more. Another attention-grabbing feature is … (0 comments)

la pointe: 3442 Big Bay Road, La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Lake Superior Waterfront Home Listed for Sale by Broker Eric Kodner, Madeline Island Realty - 12/04/11 03:48 PM
 
3442 Big Bay Road, La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Lake Superior Waterfront Home Listed for Sale by Broker Eric Kodner, Madeline Island Realty
 
Five bedrooms, each with its own private bath, two balconies, two screened porches, authentic stone fireplace, delightful and well-appointed cook's kitchen, billiard room, main level laundry, plus sand beach frontage on Big Bay
There's more value built into this year round Lake Superior waterfront home than you'd ever be able to build at this price.  Consider the ample rental income potential of this property and you'll see why we consider it one of our best buys.
Yes, we show listings … (2 comments)

la pointe: New Photos of 351 Old Fort Road, La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Superb Coole Park Estate on Lake Superior - Listed by Madeline Island Realty - 12/04/11 03:46 PM
 
New Photos of 351 Old Fort Road, La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Superb Coole Park Estate on Lake Superior - Listed by Madeline Island Realty
Below is a new YouTube video which shows more details and features of our listing at 351 Old Fort Road, on Madeline Island.
The video slideshow includes photos of the memorable Burgundy waterfront cabin, the charming Brittany Cottage and the well-appointed Pine Top Lodge unit, all part of the Coole Park Manor property listed for sale by Madeline Island Realty.
For more information about this listing and other fine Madeline Island properties, contact us at 715.747.6500 or call one … (0 comments)

la pointe: SOLD 351 Old Fort Rd, La Pointe, WI, Listed by Madeline Island Realty - 12/04/11 09:36 AM
 
SOLD - 351 Old Fort Rd, La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850 - "Coole Park Manor" on Lake Superior, Listed by Madeline Island Realty 
Without question, the Brittany Cottages Bed and Breakfast Inn at Coole Park is the most elegant and exquisitely preserved historic Madeline Island estate currently on the market.
This Adirondack style Madeline Island estate in Mission Hill area overlooks the historic old LaPointe harbor. Formerly the “Chateau Madeline", this magnificent property represents the ultimate Island estate or the ideal business opportunity.
 
The oldest and most extraordinary lodging establishment on Madeline Island, the original structure was built as a private estate by the Hull family. Consider … (5 comments)

la pointe: Advice to Madeline Island Buyers - Make Sure You Have a Confirmed Showing Appointment - 11/25/11 03:06 PM
 
Advice to Madeline Island Buyers - Make Sure You Have a Confirmed Showing Appointment
 
The seller of a home priced at over a million dollars will want you to schedule a confirmed showing appointment with the listing agent or broker, in order for you to view their property.

Why do you need to schedule a confirmed showing appointment?  And what does that mean?
Sellers, please don't be offended, but the owner of a million dollar home will need to know who you are.  They will require some basic information about you, such as a telephone number and address.  They want to make sure you … (2 comments)

la pointe: A Ray of Economic Hope from Across the Border - Minnesota Jobless Rate Drops in October - 11/20/11 03:47 PM
 
A Ray of Economic Hope from Across the Border - Minnesota Jobless Rate Drops in October
 
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that the jobless rate in Minnesota fell .5% in October, from 6.9% to 6.4%. 
Why is this good news for home sellers on Madeline Island?
Because over three-fourths of prospective buyers in our zip code (54850) come from the State of Minnesota.  A significant majority of Madeline Island second home owners come from the Minneapolis - Saint Paul metro area.
It won't bring immediate relief, but good economic news from a neighboring state can mean more buyers, particularly in … (2 comments)

la pointe: Madeline Island Real Estate Market Report - October 2011 - 11/06/11 03:44 PM
 
Madeline Island Real Estate Market Report - October 2011
 
As the end of 2011 draws near, it's worth taking time to assess what's going on with the Madeline Island real estate market.
Showings and sales have wound down and walk-in activity at area offices is nearly zero, as is typical for this time of year.  Worth noting is the fact that there was very little real estate company or agent advertising in the October edition of the Island Gazette, compared to the previous edition of that publication.
A significant number of listings appear to have been withdrawn from the market.  And … (4 comments)

la pointe: Madeline Island, Bayfield and the Apostle Islands Featured on Disney's Live Well Network - 11/06/11 01:14 AM

Madeline Island, Bayfield and the Apostle Islands Featured on Disney's Live Well Network
 
This past summer, a camera crew from the Live Well Network arrived on Madeline Island to shoot several segments which highlight area attractions.  The segments included one on shipwreck diving off Madeline Island, a feature about the Apostle Islands sea caves and another about the Bayfield Inn.
Karen Nicholas of Adventure Vacations in La Pointe, Wisconsin served as the boat pilot and guide for "Motion" host Greg Aiello during the filming of these television segments.  Adventure Vacations moors several of their watercraft at the dock behind … (0 comments)

la pointe: Entering the Off-Season on Madeline Island - 10/30/11 03:31 PM
 
Entering the Off-Season on Madeline Island
 
Late October on Madeline Island is a time of change.  Summer home owners are scrambling to winterize their homes and cottages, buttoning up and putting the cabin or cottage to bed for the winter months.
Homeowners set out mouse traps and little cardboard trays of D-Con.  They sprinkle mothballs in drawers and closets to repel mice.  They pour RV antifreeze into sink and shower drains and into toilet tanks.
Late autumn is a time to get busy and get things ready for winter, but it's also a time to contemplate and sum up the … (0 comments)

la pointe: Too Much Inventory? Not Enough Inventory? What Do Buyers Want? - 10/09/11 04:54 PM
 
Too Much Inventory? Not Enough Inventory? What Do Buyers Want?
 
We hear both of these conflicting comments from prospective buyers every year.  A prospect walks into our downtown La Pointe, Wisconsin office to inquire about listings for sale. And her first question is "why is there so much on the market here?"
Funny but an hour earlier, another would-be buyer came into the office and complained that "there isn't much to choose from" among the properties currently listed for sale on Madeline Island.
We're a relatively small summer community of second homes and recreational properties.  You probably won't find a dazzling array of architectural styles and choices … (1 comments)

la pointe: Wisconsin CRS Chapter 2012 Leadership Team Chosen at CRS Luncheon Today - 09/15/11 09:04 AM
 
Wisconsin CRS Chapter 2012 Leadership Team Chosen at CRS Luncheon Today
 
At today's CRS Luncheon for the Wisconsin CRS Chapter, the new 2012 Leadership Team was elected by member vote.
The 2012 Wisconsin CRS Chapter leaders will be Cindy Ulsrud (President), Eric Kodner, (President Elect), Pat Tasker (Treasurer) and Eunice Beekman (Secretary).  Ulsrud succeeds 2011 Wisconsin CRS Chapter President Jeannie Doyle. 
In 2010, the Wisconsin CRS Chapter received the "Chapter of the Year" award from the Council of Residential Specialists, under the leadership of past President Kathy Allison Zimmermann.
Eric Kodner is the broker and owner of Madeline Island Realty in … (0 comments)

la pointe: A Tribute to a Good Friend on Madeline Island - Carol Fay Lacy - 09/10/11 04:49 PM
A Tribute to a Good Friend on Madeline Island - Carol Fay Lacy
 
This past week, we were saddened to learn of the death of Carol Lacy.  I spoke with her sons, Larrry and Joel Gershgol, this evening and Larry was kind enough to give me a copy of the program from Carol's memorial service.  The service took place at Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton, Minnesota on September 6th.
Carol was a good friend and a regular visitor to our Madeline Island Realty office.  She had a great sense of humor and was always cheerful whenever I … (1 comments)

 
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